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“Your body holds deep wisdom, trust it. It will always speak to you but you have to listen."

~Shamayne Tate


From an early age, I knew I wanted to find a way to help people—emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. After graduating, I then worked for a non-profit for disabled adults for four years.

While working at the non-profit, I began having issues with my neck and hormones. I went to a massage therapist who told me to see a Chinese acupuncturist. I love Asian culture and Eastern philosophy, and I was open to her suggestion. The treatment improved my health tremendously. I saw that it not only took away my neck pain and balanced my hormones but also found that I slept better, was less stressed, and felt my entire body aligned in harmony. That experience sparked a desire in me to follow in the acupuncturist's footsteps and offer these ancient, ageless healing techniques to others

After enrolling in Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I dove headfirst into my passion for helping heal people with the various interconnected Chinese Medicine principles and the holistic approach needed to achieve wellness goals. I became a NCCAOM certified diplomate of Chinese medicine, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in 2005, and since that day, I have been gratified by the extraordinary privilege of guiding countless clients towards the reclamation of their health and vitality through the transformative power of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

In my personal life, I reside in Lawrence, Kansas, and I am the devoted mother of two extraordinary, fierce, and loving daughters. I enjoy spending time with my two Dobermans, who are always by my side. I thrive on self-discovery, which includes reading, connecting with my community, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I am originally from Colorado and love the mountains, roaring rivers, and a beautiful full moon. 

I would like to acknowledge my family and friends that have supported me from the beginning to now, that have shaped my path to help others on their healing journey. 




  • In the healthcare field since 1996. 

  • Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate of O.M. since 2005.

  • Acupuncturist at Your Wellness Connection since 2007.


  • More than 4,000 hours of instruction and clinical training.

  • Studied at the International National Acupuncture Training Center in Beijing, China under internationally renowned doctors at the Chaoyang and Military Hospitals, sponsored by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China. 

  • One of the first acupuncturists with the Integrative Medicine Department at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.  

  • Works closely with and receives referrals from Hospitals, MD's, Fertility Clinics, Naturopathic Dr's, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Psychologists


  • Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • NCCAOM Certified (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

  • Certification in Facial Rejuvenation and Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.

  • Extensive studies/influences/certifications with Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, Kiko Matsumoto, Dr. LiLi DOM., Lonny Jarrett, and Jeffrey Yuen.


  • 2023 Best Acupuncturist by the Pitch Magazine.

  • 2023 Best Acupuncturist by Community Votes Shawnee.

  • 2021 Best Acupuncturist in Kansas City Magazine with over 500,000 votes.

  • Advanced certification by the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China. 

  • Current member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

  • Current member of the Kansas Association of Oriental Medicine.


To serve the community by empowering clients to make informed decisions regarding their health. Providing a high level and quality of services that offer comprehensive and result-oriented treatments.  Acknowledging the interrelationship of body, mind and spirit - well-being depends on physical, psychological, social and spiritual health. Carrying out this mission, Shamayne Tate will continually strive to practice a developing working relationship between the healthcare provider and patient, in which all members acknowledge and celebrate the body’s ability to heal and maintain health. I am honored to be a part of your health and wellness journey.

Traditional Chinese medicine strives to prolong life, while Western medicine was born out of the necessity to prevent  death. Both are very important and valuable in achieving and maintaining health. Included in these ancient practices are there are unique diagnostic tools that include feeling the radial pulse and looking at the tongue to detect imbalances before there are may even be symptoms. This is a holistic approach to wellness that encompasses the whole body—physical, mental, emotional, chemical and spiritual - as these areas are all interrelated and affect one another. Traditional Chinese Medicine can be transformative and enlightening.



Sense of humor



Spending time with her family


Reading & watching movies

Image by Nathan Dumlao


First cup of coffee in the morning


Taking a walk under a full moon 

Full Moon


Experiencing something new & Learning 

“If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."

Thomas Jefferson

Image by Will Shirley

Traveling to Africa


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